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IMEX Group supports Global Meetings Industry Day

April 13, 2016

IMEX Group supports Global Meetings Industry Day before its own global industry gathering

The IMEX Group is not only pledging its support for the first Global Meetings Industry Day on Thursday 14 April, its team has contributed to the Day’s anthem.

Global Meetings Industry Day (#GMID) is an initiative that follows the success in 2015 of North American Meetings Industry Day (NAMID). This expansion is the idea of the Meetings Mean Business Coalition who will again join forces with the Convention Industry Council (CIC) and other industry partners to host advocacy events and rallies, and champion the value of the meetings and events industry.

Carina Bauer, CEO of the IMEX Group commented: “Global Meetings Industry Day is a great innovation and we are delighted to support it wholeheartedly. In fact some of our team played a small part in the online song writing process as one of the many groups around the world who contributed to Song Division’s Global Meetings Industry Day Anthem.

Global Meetings Industry Day is only five days before IMEX in Frankfurt (19 – 21 April) where the global meetings industry will be coming together from across the world. Alongside the trade show is the annual IMEX Politicians Forum which will, like Global Meetings Industry Day, highlight the valuable, wide-ranging contribution that the meetings and events industry makes to national and regional economies. Politicians and policy makers from across the globe will be there to share best practice and discuss with industry leaders how destinations are preparing for the challenges over the coming years.

Carina Bauer adds: “The politicians will also hear about Global Meetings Industry Day at our Opening Ceremony from David DuBois, our keynote speaker, who, as Immediate Past Chair of the Convention Industry Council and President & CEO of the International Association of Exhibitions and Events (IAEE), has played a key role in the initiative.

The GMID YouTube video can be seen and heard at

Many industry association partners of the IMEX Group are arranging events to support the Day. They are listed at


Die IMEX Gruppe unterstützt den Global Meetings Industry Day

April 13, 2016

Die IMEX Gruppe unterstützt den Global Meetings Industry Day kurz vor Beginn der IMEX in Frankfurt

Die IMEX Gruppe unterstützt den ersten Global Meetings Industry Day, der am Donnerstag den 14. April stattfinden wird – ein Teil des IMEX Teams gestaltete die Hymne der Veranstaltung mit.

Der Global Meetings Industry Day (#GMID) ist eine Initiative, die auf dem Erfolg des North American Meetings Industry Days (NAMID) im Jahr 2015 aufbaut. Diese Weiterentwicklung basiert auf der Idee von Meetings Mean Business, die in diesem Projekt wieder mit dem Convention Industry Council (CIC) sowie weiteren Industriepartnern kooperieren. Die Initiative organisiert gemeinsame Veranstaltungen und Events, die den Wert der Meeting- und Eventbranche untermauern.

Carina Bauer, CEO der IMEX Gruppe kommentiert: „Der Global Meetings Industry Day ist eine großartige Innovation und wir freuen uns, diese Veranstaltung mit ganzem Herzen unterstützen zu können. Einige unserer Kollegen aus dem IMEX Team haben sogar aktiv an der Online Kreation der Hymne der Veranstaltung, gemeinsam mit den vielen anderen Gruppen rund um den Globus, mitgewirkt.

Der Global Meetings Industry Day findet nur fünf Tage vor der IMEX in Frankfurt statt (19. bis 21. April), wo neben der Fachmesse auch das jährliche IMEX Politicians Forum stattfinden wird. Das IMEX Politicians Forum unterstreicht die wertvolle Rolle, die Veranstaltungen in der wirtschaftlichen Entwicklung von Regionen und Ländern einnehmen. Politiker aus der ganzen Welt werden ihre bewährten Methoden und erfolgreichen Beispiele vorstellen und mit Branchenexperten diskutieren, wie Destinationen sich für die Herausforderungen der nächsten Jahre vorbereiten können.

Carina Bauer ergänzt: “Die Politiker werden in der Keynote Rede, die David DuBois im Rahmen der Eröffnungszeremonie hält vom Global Meetings Industry Day erfahren. Herr DuBois selbst hat als Immediate Past Chair des Convention Industry Councils und Präsident & CEO der International Association of Exhibitions and Events (IAEE) eine entscheidende Rolle bei den Entwicklung dieses neuen Formats eingenommen.

Das GMID YouTube Video ist unter folgendem Link erhältlich

Viele Branchenverbände und Partner der IMEX Gruppe veranstalten Events, um den Global Meetings Industry Day zu unterstützen. Eine vollständige Liste ist unter folgendem Link erhältlich:



April 17, 2012

Press release: 17 April 2012

Mid-Year Booking Rates Available until 25th May

Building on the success of EIBTM 2011 which achieved record breaking attendance – this year’s Global Meetings, Events, Incentives and Business Travel Exhibition (, taking place from 27th November to 29th November in Barcelona – has already received an unprecedented level of re-bookings and requests for increased space.

The positive response received is a direct reflection of the success of last year’s event – confirming the quality and range of buyers who attend, the buyer driven, pre-scheduled appointment system and ultimately the business that it generates for both exhibitors and Hosted Buyers.

Exhibitors who have already rebooked to attend and have increased the size of their stand this year include: Estonian Tourist Board, Hyatt Hotels and Resorts, Moscow Exhibiting and Convention Agency, NYC & Company, Business Profilers, Abercrombie & Kent/ Akorn, Seychelles Tourism Board, EMBRATUR (Brazilian Tourist Board), Madrid Convention Bureau, American Express, Korea Tourism Organisation, Netherlands Board of Tourism & Conventions and Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts.

Joan Lewis, Director of Sales & Marketing, Regional Sales Office, Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts commented, “Shangri-La has a long established relationship with EIBTM and we highly value our location within the Asia Pacific hall. So to sign up early in order to secure our regular location and to now increase our presence for 2012 really mirrors our growth and also supports the growing needs from our customers doing business with us in the region.“

Companies signing up early can benefit from year round exposure on the website (, which receives over 1.3m page views per year. They will also gain valuable preshow exposure to buyers who use the online exhibitor directory as a supplier’s guide. All exhibitors participating in EIBTM can also make the most of additional marketing opportunities including press release exposure through their dedicated exhibitor portal and connections via EIBTM social networks.

Other companies who have signed up to maximise participation include: Dragonfly Africa, Barcelona Convention Bureau, Croatian National Tourist Board, Pacific World, Accor Hospitality, Corinthia Hotels International, Fairmont Raffles & Swiss Hotels, The Aviation Factory (Holland), Turkish Culture and Tourism Office, Great Hotels of the World, Greater Boston Convention & Visitors Bureau, Taiwan Convention & Exhibition Association, Incentive Destinations (Inspirations of the World) and Argentina – Instituto Nacional de Promoción Turística.

Graeme Barnett, Exhibition Director EIBTM, Reed Travel Exhibitions commented: “EIBTM saw record breaking attendance last year with a 6.9% increase in overall attendance and satisfaction levels were high”.

“We are delighted with the response we have had so far and it is great that people are signing up early to make the most of what EIBTM has to offer as a year round marketing tool. As the world’s leading event for the meetings, events and business travel industry, our primary aim is to deliver quantifiable return on investment”.

Reed Travel Exhibitions are encouraging companies to take advantage of the opportunities available at this three day dynamic business event and confirm their participation early, securing the mid-year booking rate which is only available to companies returning their signed contract to exhibit by 25th May 2012. Companies interested in exhibiting at EIBTM 2012 should contact the sales team at or on +44 (0) 20 8910 7711 before 25th May 2012

EIBTM 2012 takes place 27th – 29th November, Barcelona.

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